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    anything but illiterate

    Can you please tell me the meaning of this phrase anything but illiterate in this sentence: Those who work In the new medi re anything but illiterate .
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    Re: anything but illiterate

    Quote Originally Posted by aghayerad View Post
    Can you please tell me the meaning of this phrase anything but illiterate in this sentence: Those who work In the new medi re anything but illiterate .
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    It means that they are not illiterate. They might be many other things, but they are not illiterate.

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    Re: anything but illiterate

    Quote Originally Posted by aghayerad View Post
    Can you please tell me the meaning of this the phrase "anything but illiterate" in this sentence:
    Those who work In in the new media are anything but illiterate.
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    Please see my amendments to your post above. I'm not sure if the sentence was supposed to say "new media" or "news media" so I left it as "new". It would be interesting to know what the "new media" is though.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: anything but illiterate

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/anything Definition #4 is worth your reference.

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    Re: anything but illiterate

    Quote Originally Posted by aghayerad View Post
    Can you please tell me the meaning of this phrase anything but illiterate in this sentence: Those who work In the new medi re anything but illiterate.
    I would say that the writer thinks they are highly literate, though it is likely that this is in response to criticisms of illiteracy made somewhere.

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